BIG ARTISTS. Small paintings.
Featuring 66 paintings by the world's greatest Dutch and Flemish painters, including Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen, and many others.

the Exhibition

Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries

East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery

Small Treasures is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on small-format 17th-century Dutch and Flemish figure paintings. Many of the century’s greatest masters contributed to this tradition: pictures by Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen, Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, and Frans van Mieris the Elder are featured in the exhibition.

Drawn primarily from public and private collections throughout the United States, the works in Small Treasures showcase the quality, skill, and diversity these artists brought to their small miracles in paint. Viewers encounter various portrait formats and types, including group and individual portraits, self-portraits, allegorical portraits, and tronies, a Dutch word for faces or character studies. A handful of genre and history paintings are also shown in order to provide a larger context for the portraits.

A fully illustrated catalogue featuring all of the exhibited paintings reproduced in full size accompanies the exhibition.

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Adults: $12.00
Seniors (65+), military, groups of 10+, college students with ID: $9.00
Youth 7–18: $6.00
Children 6 and under: free
Members: first visit free (50% off subsequent visits)

Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. In Raleigh generous support is provided by the Ron and Jeanette Doggett Fund. This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.
the Paintings
  • Matthijs van den Bergh An Allegory of Vanity
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  • Adriaen Brouwer Youth Making a Face
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  • Gerard ter Borch Portrait of Adriaen Clant van Stedum
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  • Gerrit Dou Bust of a Man
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  • Gerrit Dou Self-Portrait
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  • Frans Hals Portrait of Samuel Ampzing
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  • Judith Leyster Young Boy in Profile
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  • Anthony van Dyck Portrait of Nicholas Rockox
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  • Pieter Jacobsz. Duyfhuysen Seated Boy Eating Porridge
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  • Frans Hals Singing Girl
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  • Frans van Mieris the Elder An Old Soldier Holding a Pipe
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  • Unknown Dordrecht (?) painter Portrait of Josina Cornelisdr. van Esch
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  • Jan Steen Self-Portrait with a Lute
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  • Johannes Vermeer Girl with the Red Hat
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  • Johannes Vermeer Young Woman Seated at a Virginal
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  • Rembrandt van Rijn Bearded Old Man
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  • Godfried Schalcken A Young Lady Playing with a Dog
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  • Rembrandt van Rijn A Portrait of a Rabbi
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  • Joachim Wtewael The Apulian Shepherd
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  • Cornelis van Poelenburch The Finding of Moses
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your Visit

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Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25: closed
Friday, December 26: open 10 am–9 pm
Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28: open 10 am–5 pm
Monday, December 29: closed
Tuesday, December 30, and Wednesday, December 31: open 10 am–5 pm
Thursday, January 1: East Building only (Small Treasures) open 10 am–5 pm

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Visitor drop-off is located between West and East buildings and can be reached by turning left after entering the Museum drive and following the signs.


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The Museum offers two dining options. Iris, a full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting, and Sip, a casual coffee bar.

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Photography is not permitted in the Small Treasures exhibition.

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